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July 30, 2009

Let's Bee Crafty!

Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone...I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful day! The sun is shining, the air conditioning is blasting and life is good! I made a different type of card today, a new style for me. It's called a kick-stand card. I've seen them before, just never ventured to make one, until today!

It's simple really! It just means that the card front is shorter than the back (on purpose!) and your focal panel extends over the edge! Though when lying flat it appears as a normal front panel, ahhh, and there's another little secret on this card! See that small pale yellow ribbon protruding from behind the scallop frame....
...it's a little hidden message! Ok, obviously, I was having fun with this card, but hey, that's what it's all about right? And how could I not have fun with this wonderfully cute image from Bee Crafty!!! I just love it! I paper pieced her with these lovely K&co paper, the hat and bird too! The cardstock is SU! baja and pretty in pink! I added a fun embossed flower and used my square nesties to create the rectangle by layering them to just the right size! The flowers and brad are all twinkly with glitter!
This fun card is going to someone who needs a little encouragement...a reminder to keep looking up...where our help comes from!!! ....where our joy comes from!! ....where our peace comes from!!!

Ok then, let's take a look at the challenges:
Bee Crafty~summer fun.
ABC~y for yellow.
Creative Inspiration(Sun)~bling.
CCEE~floral paper and a brad.
Creative Inspirations (Wed)~make a kickstand card.
Sketch & Stash~sketch and my lovely new Bee Crafty download.
Tree House Stamps ch.~CASE Ashley (my pick)
Crafty Creations~inspiration pc by Lauren Alexander. (pic of little girl)
Kaboodle Doodles~a digi image.
Paper Blooms~hidden element.
My Time to Craft~floral frenzy.
and the Crazy Amigos have an open theme during summer vacation! yay! too fun!

My mom's coming to visit today so I'll visit with you all later tonight! Enjoy your day! Be Blessed!

53 comments:

Leah said...

This is fabulous Maria!! I love it, that is such a sweet image and I just adore the sentiment, I needed to hear that today:) Love having you over at Paper Blooms!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a beautiful creation Maria!! The colors are fabulous and what fun flowers!! So super sweet!! :) HUGS

raindropecho said...

Very beautiful card and love the paper piecing. Those flowers are gorgeous and the verse inside is absolutely perfect. Great job and thanks for joining us this week :D
- Ann @ Kaboodle Doodles

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my that's a lot of challenges! So darling.

Neva said...

WOW you really packed'em in on this darling CASE job. Thanks for playing along.

Angie said...

Fatnastic,
well done on trying a new style of card as well,
Thank you for joining us at kaboodles,
Hugs
Angie
DT Kaboodles

NGCARDS said...

Love your card hun, great take on the challenge and love the idea of the hidden tag. Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations! Happy Crafting! xxx

Holly said...

Cute card Maria, but I feel cheated not getting to see the hidden message! Super great color combination on this, and once again a stellar performance on so many challenges!

Holly said...

oh shoot Maria! I just saw now that what I was seeing was the hidden message! Duh!

findinghandmadehappiness said...

Fabulous! Love this sweet image, great take on the inpspiration challenge! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!!
smiles,Deena

Aunty Sue said...

Wow what cute little image and great colours. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations. xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Maria this is one awesome creation I love it to bits and that image is fabby.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Maria, I absolutely love the papers and the paper piecing, I can tell you are excited about this card your enthusiasm is bubbling over lol! Hope you have a lovely afternoon with your Mum :) Donna x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maria it's me again just to say I have left a little something for you on my blog.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Helen said...

Fab card - love the paper-pieced dress!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Christi said...

Great card! It is so intriguing and beautiful! I love your sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at paper blooms! Hope to see you again soon!

Alanna said...

Great card Maria. I love the style of it. And another amazing job with all the challenges you've taken care of with it.

Dawn said...

Aww this is adorable - love the paper piecing..

Thanks for playing at ABC

Dawn

Ali Manning/newenglandstamper said...

Great card, Maria! I love the soft colors you used.

Patti J said...

This is wonderful! You have done an outstanding job! (as usual...)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Maria!! I love that dp and how you used it to paper piece her dress as well!! Your new style turned out perfect!! I love it inside and out!! What a great verse!!

StampOwl said...

such a sweet card

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is just fabulous. i never heard of such a card, but it looks awesome.

hugs,

Valems said...

Beautiful card, Maria! I love the cute image and the papers.
Hugs, Vanja

Amy said...

such an adorable CARD!!

Kim Y. said...

This is beautiful, Maria! I love the color combo!
Kim @ Bee Crafty

LOUISE said...

Great card Maria, and love the papers. Thanks for joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge. Louise x

NatashaMay said...

This image is adorable! Love the colors you've used.

Elena said...

This card is so beautiful! I love the little girl looking at the bird! Really love the saying inside!

Lori said...

Wow. Great card. I love the kickstand thing...very cool. I'll have to give that a try...never tried to make the front shorter than the back ON PURPOSE (though somehow it's happened by accident!) :)

Way to go in making one card for so many challenges...that's amazing!

Mothermark said...

Absolutely precious! I love this little image and the colors are awesome! So glad you played along with us! Its fun to see what we all come up with! Thank you for the kind words on your comment on the CCEE blog too!

Hugs

Bee said...

Beautiful card Maria and lovely use of the image. Great colours and patterns, really nicely reflected throughout and a very professionally shaped card :)
- Bee Crafty

Scrubbysue said...

Hi maria! hope your having a good friday! what a cute card!!

Linda said...

A very pretty card.

Thanks for taking part in the Kaboodle challenge

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Maria.
Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this week.
Cathy xx

Heather x said...

Wow Maria, what an adorable card, love the papers that you have used and that image is so darn cute :0)
*hugs* Heather x

mudmaven said...

What a sweet card! I just love it. Thanks so much for playing in our Kaboodle Doodle challenge. ~chris

Karen from PA said...

This is so cute. I love the paper piecing and I love the CAS card in your previous post.
Thank you so much for your prayers for my son and family and your words of encouragement.
Have a wonderful time with your mom.

Debby said...

What what a fun beautiful card! Way to go on them challenges. You know how to rawk em. Have a terrific day!

♥Debby♥

Hope Jacare said...

What a beautiful card with a lovely image - thanks for playing at Crafty Creations. Cheers Claire x

Becky said...

What a fantastic card Maria, I have this image, it's wonderful isn't it! Love how you've paper pieced her dress!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Maria,i love the image and papers.

hugs Riet.x

Jill said...

beautiful card Maira, love the image and your paper piecing is wonderful, thanks so much for joining in the fun at sketch and stash challenge hugs Jill xx

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I haven't try that sort of card myself. Great job!!

angel4031 said...

Just a totally gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week x x

handmade by RT said...

Fab card! I love the image and papers that you have used! thanks for joining us over at creative inspirations! rach xx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

this is just beautiful!!!!!

thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations!!!

Hugs mandyxx

Carolyn V said...

This is a beautiful card, inside and out. What a lovely, encouraging message. ~ Carolyn

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wow - so cute and I love your paper piecing! Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week!

Queenie said...

Wow Maria beautiful card inside and out sparkly and all!!!
thanks for joining us over at creative inspirations and good luck.
hugs
Treacy
xxx

Cheryl said...

So sweet,gorgeous papers and image....fab job on the challenge!!! Thanks for joining Creative Inspirations!
xx

Karen R said...

wow this is fun, great image & lots of "secrets" I'm sure the recipient would have been cheered up all right!

Rose said...

this is just beautiful!! love it :) and thanks for the scripture i needed at this moment :)